Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance News

Family Tuition Plan

The Family Tuition Plan, provided through a partnership between the Embracing Our Future campaign and the Mississippi Valley STO, provides assistance to many Assumption students.  This program is particularly helpful to low and middle income families with tuition expense at both the elementary and high school levels. We encourage families who are interested in Catholic education but are struggling with economic barriers to complete the Family Tuition Plan application.

The application is accessible online via the Assumption website at www.assumptionhigh.org/familytuitionplan. The application includes a dropdown menu which will allow translation to Vietnamese and Spanish.  PLEASE NOTE: The application must be completed in one sitting, so be sure you have everything you need ready before beginning the application process.

  • FTP grants are determined based on family income, family size, and total K-12 tuition.
  • For the 2018-2019 school year, 30% of Assumption students are receiving tuition assistance for a total of over $375,000.
  • All FTP applications must be sumitted online.
  • Applications should be accompanied by your 2018 Iowa Tax Return, as well as your Schedule C, E, and/or F if you show income on lines 5, 10, or 11 on your Iowa 1040.
  • To receive maximum funding, applications must be submitted by June 30, 2019.

For any questions regarding the Family Tuition Plan or the FTP application process, please contact Liz King Powers at liz.powers@assumptionhigh.org or (563)326-5313 ext. 228.

 

Scholarships and Tuition Assistance

Thanks to generous donor support, Assumption students and families may apply for several scholarship opportunities. The average scholarship award is $500.There is no limit as to the number of scholarships a student or family may apply to receive. In addition to the scholarships listed below, many Assumption scholarships are also available from local parishes.

Scholarships must be received no later than April 15th.

  • All applications are confidential.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail by May 31st.

The single-page application must include the following items:

  1. The scholarship name
  2. The student’s first and last name
  3. The student’s address
  4. The student’s grade for the 2019-2020 school year
  5. The date
  6. A paragraph, written by the student (100-150 words), indicating why he or she would like to be considered for the scholarship. (The same paragraph may be copied and used for multiple scholarships.)

HOW TO SAVE AND SEND THE APPLICATION:

  • First, please save the file as a .pdf (Adobe PDF) or .doc (Microsoft Word) file. When saving, name the file using the following convention: scholarshipname-studentname.
  • Next, attach the file to an email addressed to scholarships@assumptionhigh.org; the subject line should follow the same convention as the file name: scholarshipname-studentname.
  • A separate email must be sent for each separate scholarship application.

AHS Girls’ Basketball Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship, established by girls’ basketball alumni, is given in honor of the program’s rich tradition of excellence. The recipient of this scholarship must be a member of the Assumption Girls’ Basketball program and remain in good standing in both the classroom and on the team. The scholarship will renew each year the student continues to meet the criteria.

Barrett Family Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship is an in-coming freshman who demonstrates Christian values, performs community service, and applies a strong work ethic to all endeavors. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA and remain in good standing for the scholarship to renew annually.

Bob Beran Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is a memorial to Bob Beran who was a member of the class of 1975. Bob died as the result of a physiological problem when he was just beginning his professional life. The scholarship is awarded annually to two students of good character whose families struggle with economic barriers.

John L. and Patricia McCarthy Bush Family Scholarship

At the core of Jack and Pat’s existence was their Catholic faith and their family. They were outspoken advocates for the unborn and Catholic education at all levels. This fund awards two $500 scholarships (one female and one male) to incoming 9th graders each year. Applicants should be practicing Catholics, supportive of the prolife movement, have maintained a 3.0 GPA during 8th grade and plan to participate on at least one high school athletic team each year. Scholarships are renewable each year the student continues to meet the criteria.

Class of 1999 Alex Velotas Student Athlete Scholarship

This annual scholarship is in memory of Alex Velotas, a sophomore at AHS when he died in 1996. He had a passion for sports and a welcoming smile. He upheld Christian values and actively demonstrated loyalty and leadership.  Alex was a part of the Class of 1999 who would like to honor his memory by assisting a student who upholds Alex’s qualities. The recipient must be involved in the Assumption athletic program and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

 Thomas J. Fiedler Scholarship

This scholarship is a tribute to Thomas Fiedler, Class of ’59, who was president of Assumption’s first graduating class. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who displays high personal standards and provides a “positive voice” among his/her peers.

Nancy JoAnn (DeCastaker) Holland Memorial Scholarship

This annual $1,000 scholarship is given in Honor of Nancy and her long, courageous struggle with breast cancer, as well as her love and pride in Assumption High School and her Catholic education.  Nancy was a member of the Assumption Class of 1966 and a graduate of Holy Family School.  This memorial scholarship will be given to a female senior student who graduated from All Saints or John F. Kennedy Catholic schools and is a member of either Holy Family or Our Lady of Victory parishes, has been an active member of the National Honor Society for at least the past two years and who has exhibited good sportsmanship as well as pride in her Catholic education.

Edwin and Rupert Kautz Family Scholarship

The Edwin and Rupert Kautz Family Scholarship awards a scholarship each fall to an in-coming freshman who is seeking a quality education, has a GPA of 3.0 and is willing to work for a promising future. The applicant should discuss future aspirations and goals on the application. Please also list involvement in extra-curricular activities such as hobbies, clubs, sports, work or volunteer experiences. All students may apply, but preference will be given to applicants from either St. Peter’s or St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.

Richard and Virginia Leese Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship is in memory of Richard and Virginia Leese who, after 64 years of marriage, passed away in 2006 and 2011, respectively. The Leese’s were staunch supporters of Holy Family parish and Assumption High School with 10 children and many grandchildren graduating through the years. Applicants should be a member of Holy Family parish, facing a financial barrier and who maintains a GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are renewable each year the student continues to meet the criteria.

Maher Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is a memorial to William and Marlene Maher. The recipient must be an Assumption freshman in the fall of even numbered years, be a graduate of John F. Kennedy Catholic School, maintain a 2.5 GPA and be involved in extracurricular activities. Please contact Our Lady of Victory for application procedures.

Frank Martinez Memorial Scholarship

Frank Martinez was a lifelong, devout Catholic who valued the importance of faith-based education. Mr. Martinez’s dream was for all his grandchildren to attend Assumption High School. This scholarship, which honors his dedication and understanding of the importance of Catholic education, is awarded to outstanding students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate Catholic values and are involved in at least one extracurricular athletic activity. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA and remain in good standing for the scholarship to renew annually.

Jack and Eileen Matson Family Scholarship

This scholarship honors Jack and Eileen Matson. Jack was a U.S. Navy Veteran, devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus #563, and American Legion Post #26. Eileen is a devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Church and worked for Holy Family School. They were dedicated to Catholic education, sending their six children to Assumption. This scholarship, honoring Jack and Eileen’s commitment to Catholic education, is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need, hold at least a 2.5 GPA, and participate in at least one extra-curricular activity. Although not a requirement, preference is given to applicants from Holy Family parish.

Janet and Robert McCabe Family Scholarship

Janet and Robert McCabe are generous supporters of Catholic education in Scott County. To “pay it forward” so others can share in an Assumption education, the McCabe’s are offering an annual $500 scholarship. This needs-based scholarship is available to any student who exhibits good character through their actions.

Jill Leese McGuire Memorial Scholarship

A 1969 graduate of Assumption High School, Jill Leese McGuire was dedicated to Assumption and its mission. She and her husband, Mike, sent their three sons to Assumption, and Jill co-chaired the first annual April Knight Gala, which, through her efforts, continues to be Assumption’s signature fundraising event. This scholarship honoring Jill’s dedication to service and Catholic education is awarded to students with financial need who demonstrate Catholic values and service to others.

Katherine S. Molyneaux Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to an in-coming freshman student with a special interest in English, Literary Arts or Journalism. If a student is not found to meet this criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to an in-coming freshman with a special interest and ability in any of the liberal arts. The scholarship will renew each year the student maintains a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

Neufeld Vocal and Instrumental Music Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded every four years and are available to incoming 9th graders participating in band or vocal music. The application must also include a recommendation from the grade school principal and verification that the student had a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from 7th and 8th grades. The scholarship will be renewed each year the student continues to meet the criteria. The next vocal music scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2018. The next instrumental scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2019.

 Maureen O’Connor Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established as a lasting tribute to Miss O, who taught in the Assumption Math Department for 39 years. It is awarded annually to an incoming senior who displays high personal standards, celebrates a love for life and shows genuine concern for all members of the Assumption Family.

St. Mary’s Parish Scholarship for Catholic Education

This annual scholarship provides assistance to a student who belongs to St. Mary’s parish and attended All Saints Catholic School. The criteria used in evaluating applications includes:  financial need, involvement at church, school and community events and academic achievement.

Sisters of Charity, BVM Endowed Scholarship

This annual scholarship provides assistance to an incoming freshman to Assumption High School. The applicant must qualify for tuition assistance through the Family Tuition Plan and should have a history of academic success by earning average or above average grades. Preference will be given to students from an immigrant family who are parishioners of Sacred Heart or St. Paul the Apostle parishes.

Spirit of 1976 Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Class of 1976 who want to pay forward the blessing they had of receiving a Catholic education at Assumption High School. This scholarship will award $250 to a female student and $250 to a male student and is based upon financial need.

 Sunderbruch O’Donnell Scholarship

This annual scholarship is a memorial to Tommy Sunderbruch, Johnny O’Donnell, and their uncle, Norman Ash’65, who died in a car accident in 1978. The scholarship is to help students whose families struggle with economic barriers.

Al and Rose Tiedje Scholarship

This scholarship was established as a lasting tribute to Al and Rose Tiedje and their four children, all of whom received Catholic educations from Assumption High School, St. Ambrose Academy, or Immaculate Conception Academy. Applicants should be practicing Catholics in a Davenport parish, have attended a Catholic grade school, demonstrated a spirit of stewardship in their parish, and maintained a 3.0 GPA during the previous school year.

 Alex Velotas Scholarship

This annual scholarship is a memorial to Alex Velotas who was a sophomore at AHS when he died in 1996. He was an outstanding student, athlete and young Christian man. The recipient of this one-year scholarship must be involved in the Assumption athletic program, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be of good character.